Ok.. Now I know most of you would luv to get Melo as a free agent in 2011...without giving up any pieces this season...which probably wont happen
So let's say we dont get Melo.. I mean that how Walsh has to be thinking too..
What would YOU do???
our salary will be about 42 mil for Free Agency '11. and let assume the the Cap is about 58 mil again.
who is available????
#1 option is Melo as a free agent and will cost us all of our cap space and we lose Wilson Chandler, but keep galo and fileds...probably wont happen
#2 option is keep Chandler... pick up a Big and backup PG and you still got your cast including Turiaf..(PO which he will exercise).
who's out there...
Marc Gasol - RFA - Memphis can match.... we probaly have to pay him about 12 mil per..leaving us with 4 mil to fill in other gaps..
Tyson Chandler... Cuban will over pay to keep, especially if they do damage in playoffs
David West (PO)..i think for the right price can be a perfect frontcourt mate with Amare... Maybe 8-9 mil per
Nene (PO) would fit well with amare.. 8-9 mil per
Kendrik Perk..or Big Baby.. both would fit well ..if KP comes back healthy .. he is a tough defensive presense.. him with Amare.. Big Baby on the cheap..maybe 6-7 mil per
Dalembert... cheaper option can play defense
TRADES may have to happen
its kinda thin here
Barbosa PO.. If he opts out.. maybe a cheap long term contract will get him...28 over 5 will work...can play in O'antoni's system and can spell Felton better
Arroyo...he will probaly stay in MIA
Grant Hill is not a Guard but can play Point Foward... doubt it though...
I think our best option would be that we get
David West or Nene 8 mi
Resign Chandler at 5mil per he might go for it...
Find a back up PG on the cheap...or darft a pure PG in ther draft.
if we get an expensive big.. we wont have enpugh to fill other areas..
West or NeNe
Chandler, Turiaf, T doug, Randolph, and our backup PG off the bench...